One of the most important decisions a person has to make is selecting a course to take up in college. With so many choices, it may be overwhelming to skim through the list and one could end up missing out on a desired course. To help you out, here’s a list of some under-selected courses in college which you can consider. After all, college is a time for self-exploration and discernment.

Art Management

A beautifully managed art museum

Art has been around since the days of the earliest humans. As a result, it is able to give us insight to how people in the past lived their lives, especially those who lived before the invention of writing. Thus, art is more than things that are pleasing to the eyes. Taking art management as your major will allow you to truly gain a deeper understanding of art. This could lead you to attain jobs in museums, which could lead you to help other people develop an interest in art.

Environmental Science

The beauty of the environment

The environment encompasses so many things, since everything on this planet is a part of it This tells us that we should study our relationship with it, for everything here is connected to each other. Environmental Science students look at the ways earth processes and phenomena go, as well as how people react to these. This allows them to better understand environmental problems and come up with working solutions to these problems, so, future generations would live more harmoniously with the planet.

Agriculture

There seems to be a misconception that Agriculture is just about farming, but in reality, agriculture courses teach so much more than that. For example, you can learn about marketing for crops, sustainability, and other topics. Due to the Philippines being an agrarian country, it is especially important that we are able to have enough people in this field in order to properly maintain one of our most important resources, which is food. Also, civilization could not have come to being without agriculture, since it allowed our ancestors to settle down and specialize.

Mechanical Engineering

While there is always a fear when it comes to taking science-related courses due to their difficulty, this difficulty pays off since taking science courses, such as mechanical engineering, will help the world a lot. Mechanical engineers are able to learn about how things like airplanes and robots work. If you like finding out how things work, or making things work better and more efficiently, this is a possible field you can enter. This field can even help you invent something new, which can make life easier for others, especially future generations.

History

Herodotus: The Father of History

Normally, people associate history as the study of the past, but this definition is only partially true. This is because history is the study of the reconstruction of the past based on present-day realities, along with what the past has left behind. The study of history does not merely include knowing the events, like the revolutions and battles, but how these events have been continuously reconstructed by historians, depending on present conditions. Thus, a degree in history, due to its focus on context and rigor, is an excellent preparation for law school or the academe. Also, the focus on preserving heritage, which is crucial in history, is very helpful for those who want to seek a career in cultural heritage.

Development Studies

Group of Business Professionals Talking and Smiling at Meeting

Developmental studies integrates different fields like political science and history, among others, so these can be used to analyse Philippine society and effectively change it for the better. This may sound either too cheesy or naive, but I think everyone wants to make the world a better place, and this is a course that trains you to find ways on how to make the world better, for the fieldwork that is integral to this course allows you to meet people where they are. This allows you to make the world better in a more inclusive way, since the people affected need to have a share in their own development.

College is More Than Just Career Development

Of course, this is just a small list of courses colleges might offer, for they offer so many courses to choose from .Hopefully this article inspires you to look take a deep dive into their course catalog before making up your mind. Who knows, you may find a calling which you least expect!

Edited and Revised by Daniel Francisco P. Del Rosario

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